Maurice Leyland      

Full name Morris Leyland

Born July 20, 1900, New Park, Harrogate, Yorkshire

Died January 1, 1967, Scotton Banks, Harrogate, Yorkshire (aged 66 years 165 days)

Major teams England, Maharaja of Patiala's XI, Yorkshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Morris Leyland
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 41 65 5 2764 187 46.06 9 10 7 13 0
First-class 686 932 101 33660 263 40.50 80 154 246 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 41 27 1103 585 6 3/91 3/91 97.50 3.18 183.8 0 0 0
First-class 686 28971 13659 466 8/63 29.31 2.82 62.1 11 1
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 11-14, 1928 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 20-24, 1938 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1920 - 1947

The death of an illustrious cricketer is always sad ; it is doubly sad when the one who goes has long stood as a symbol of the game's combined strength and merriment. Maurice Leyland, who died on January 1, aged 66, was exactly as old as this part-worn century and his first-class career embraced the inter-war years in addition to the vital season afterwards. The body of English cricket in those years was built on firm bone and muscle, but, more often than not, Leyland was its spinal column. Your Yorkshire cricketer usually has, and admits to having, certain major qualities: sturdiness, independence and a refusal to consider defeat. Leyland had all these virtues and more; where he differed from many was that his fighting was done not grimly, but with a quizzical smile; the harder the battle, the stouter the resolution and the broader the smile.

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Aug 20, 1938

Len Hutton and Maurice Leyland scored unbeaten centuries, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 1st day, August 20, 1938

Len Hutton and Maurice Leyland scored unbeaten centuries

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Oct 23, 1932

The MCC squad for the 1932-33 tour of Australia and New Zealand. Back: George Duckworth, Tommy Mitchell, The Nawab of Pataudi, Maurice Leyland, Harold Larwood, Eddie Paynter, Bill Ferguson (scorer). Middle: Plum Warner (manager), Les Ames , Hedley Verity, Bill Voce, Bill Bowes, Freddie Brown, Maurice Tate, Dick Palairet (assistant manager). Front: Herbert Sutcliffe, Bob Wyatt, Douglas  Jardine (captain), Gubby Allen, Wally Hammond.

The MCC squad for the 1932-33 tour of Australia and New Zealand

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Sep 28, 1932

(Back row, left:) Harold Larwood, Les Ames, Maurice Leyland and George Duckworth. Front row (first from left) Eddie Paynter

England players on board the Orontes to Australia for the 1932-33 Ashes series

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1929